Germ Guardian Air Purifiers, Humidifiers and Sanitizers


Germ Guardian is a company that sells and develops consumer products for bulk retail. In their product lines, the Germ Guardian Company is dedicated on developing natural, safe and innovative technologies. The technologies mentioned are the main objectives in developing their superior featured products. Germ Guardian is successful during their product launches numerous times and they are very devoted in building strong partnerships in retail. The core technology of the company focuses on developing the technology of UV-C light. UV-C light is used by the company, because it is known to kill viruses, bacteria and germs safely and naturally. As a verified technology, UV-C light has been used to kill over 99 percent of harmful microbes in the water, air and surfaces for over one hundred years. UV-C light is a very effective technology at killing viruses and bacteria that can cause meningitis, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia and staph. What kills the germ is the UV-C light’s effect of altering their genetic structure.

germ-guardian ultrasonic humidifier

UV-C sanitizer wands and UV-C sanitizers are the product lines of the Germ Guardian for exterminating the surface germs. The Germ Guardian has both table top and room version of air purifiers as part of their several lines of product. Both table top and room version are effective in killing germs, capturing pollens and allergens. The company is not only focusing on air cleaning products, they also have an entire product line of hand vacuum cleaners and upright vacuum cleaners that ensures healthy living and cleaning. For personal care, Germ Guardian also has heat sanitizers that get rid of the germs from our toothbrush. They have sanitizing product for babies called Nursery Sanitizer that use dry heat to kill and sanitize germs on baby products like soft and hard toys and bottle nipples. As seen on the TV show “The Apprentice”, ultrasonic humidifiers are also part of the Germ Guardian’s full line of product. The size of the products ranges from small and portable tabletop and travel, midsize to big room humidifiers. All of them have Silver Clean Technology inserted in the tanks of water to help battle the growth of bacteria that causes odor and mold, so fresh and clean haze is ejected out into the room.

germ-guardian nursery sanitizer

Germ Guardian line of products are very promising because their main focus is to kill germs effectively using the advances in technology, using a very quiet fan to absorb unwanted microorganisms and bombarding them with UV-C light.

Air Purifier: Holmes HAP726-U True HEPA

The HAP726 is an inexpensive Air Purifier from Holmes which is 99.97 percent effective in eliminating smoke, pet dander, pollen, mold, dust and allergens. The product comes with a digital four speeds setting display with a life detector and programmable shut off timer. It can clean up to 256 square feet room area.

Holmes HAP726-U

You could just easily find an area where to put the product, like in the corner of the wall because of its small frame size. When it is time to change the filter, the filter monitors will alert you assuring that the Air Purifier will perform at its best.

To assist eliminate numerous odors, Hammer and Arm filter is incorporated. The HEPA filter will effectively remove particles down to 0.3 microns. Depending on use, the filters will last for about 12 to 18 months.

Holmes HAP726-U 2

The Holmes HAP726-U True HEPA is CADR(Clean Air Delivery Rates)-rated. The CADR is a measure of the total volume of air that has been cleaned from a certain pollutant and has a unit of cubic feet per minute.

This product is affordable and is perfect for those who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory diseases.

Pet Air Purifiers

I have researched and tested the top “pet air purifiers” on the market and want to share my results with you:

1. Fresh ‘n Clean Odor Grabber

Fresh ‘n Clean Odor Grabber

Fresh ‘n Clean Odor Grabber Deluxe 1000 Air Purifier gathers household and pet odors through a triple layer filtration technology to work on three different levels. This model’s built-in filter for baking soda refreshes the room and absorbs pet odors on contact. Odor Grabber is quiet and safe to use around all types of pets. A unique feature “zeolite” targets litter box smells. Comes with ionizer and covers a room up to 45 square feet. Model designed to stand vertically or horizontally. Works well to eliminate litter box odor and dust however filters need to be replaced about every three months.


2. PetAirapy PA-777

PetAirapy PA-777

If you need a large pet purifier then consider the PetAirapy PA-777 Portable Ultra Quiet ULPA Super HEPA Air Purifier w/ UVC and Ionizer which covers rooms up to 1,000 square feet. This model is one of the true “pet purifiers” out on the market today. This unit designed with six purifying levels with four different filters. Removes or kills 99.99% of pollens, ragweed, dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, bacteria, germs and viruses. The carbon filter absorbs smells such as smoke, pet odors, chemical scents, fumes, gases and organic compounds. The photo catalyst filter restricts and deactivates the reproduction of microorganisms which can cause illnesses that linger in the air. This model works quietly and includes a remote control. Works very well with pets with allergies and keeps house clean from dust.


3. Hamilton Beach 04383

Hamilton Beach 04383

Hamilton Beach 04383 True Air Allergen-Reducing Air Cleaner with HEPA-grade filter removes 99% pollutants such as pollen, pet dander, mold spores and airborne allergens. Comes with 3 ultra-quiet speed settings, tower designed which can be positioned vertically or horizontally, includes permanent filter which can be vacuumed cleaned and has an easy-to-use control knob. This model will cover a room up to 160 square feet. While it does assist in eliminating allergies for pet it works best only in smaller rooms.


4. Holmes AOR118-U

Holmes AOR118-U

Holmes AOR118-U Arm & Hammer Odor Grabber Air Purifier specifically designed with enhanced filter to hold baking soda to remove common household and pet odors. Model includes ionizer which helps remove airborne particles, has a two-speed setting and easy to replace filters. Unit covers only 15 square feet but works well over cat little boxes. Efficient to eliminate pet dander but design is unappealing from the back of the unit where the fan is located. Another negative is that the fan can cause a chill in the room. This model does not cover larger areas so it’s efficient mostly for small apartment or small rooms.


Winix Air Purifier Review

Finally i put together a review for the whole Winix Range of air purifiers: (this should help you from looking for each product review)

1. Winix WAC9000 PlasmaWave

Winix WAC9000 PlasmaWave

Winix WAC9000 PlasmaWave is a true HEPA air purifier with a 5-stage cleaning system. This model removes dust, smoke, pollen, mold spores and pet dander. Unique technology creates plasma hydroxyls that neutralize bacteria and viruses. Has a washable anti-bacterial pre-filter, nano silver mesh, washable carbon filter.

The washable filter gathers vapors and odors caused by smoke, organic decay and cooking odors. This model removes 99.99% airborne particles, 4 speed setting and light sensors for “set and forget” operation.

Also has a completely programmable remote control that you can adjust easily and use from a distance. Positive reviews for allergies and pet dander on the con side the filters are expensive to replace.


2. 5300 PlasmaWave

5300 PlasmaWave

Another true HEAP air purifier from Winix is the 5300 PlasmaWave which covers up to 350 square feet. This model silently removes dust, pollen, smoke, mold spores, pet dander and with its pre-carbon filters it eliminates odor caused from smoke, organic trash decay and cooking smells.

One strong feature is the sanitized protection which reduces the growth of dust mites, bacteria and fungi. This unit captures 99.97% airborne particles and with a smart sensor automatically detects pollutants in the air.

Also has an automatic feature for adjusting fan speed. This model includes a programmable remote control, easy to use and works from a distance. Built-in alert system tells you when it’s time to change filters. Unit works quiet on low setting but noisy on higher settings.

Works very well for cooking smells as the unit automatically goes into super mode. Product does tend to keep the room “cooler” than most other units.


3. Winix 9000 Air Cleaner

Winix 9000 Air Cleaner

Winix 9000 Air Cleaner is a true HEPA purifier removes 99.99% of indoor pollutants. Unit has a 5 stage setting for purifying with a built-in sensor that does the work for you, automatically turns itself on.

Carbon pre-filters remove household odor and organic chemicals. This model includes a washable pre-filter, automatic sleep-quiet mode for night and will cover rooms up to 280 square feet. It has a built-in sensor which immediately detects odors even if you spray perfume in the air the unit will automatically begin to purify the room.

Works well for allergies and pet odors but the cons are that the light on the unit stays on which makes it difficult to keep a room dark during nighttime. The turbo setting is extremely loud. The remote control for the model works better than the buttons on the machine. Also the HEPA filters are expensive to replace.


Honeywell Air Purifier Review

After significant emails from our blog readers we have decided to put together a blog post that reviews the top Honeywell air purifiers on the market today!

1. Honeywell 17000


Honeywell 17000 Permanent Pure HEPA QuietCare Air Purifier removes up to 99.4% of bacteria and germs in the air. This power house unit designed with dual filters to remove smoke, pollen, dust, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, and viruses plus eliminates household odors. Each filter has a button that blinks or shines steadily to show you when it’s time to remove the filter. This model covers medium to large rooms up to 168 square feet. While the unit is efficient in removing dust and odor from the room the unit can get loud on higher settings.


2. Honeywell HHT-145


If you like tower styled purifiers Honeywell HHT-145 HepaClean UV Antibacterial HEPA Tower 3-in-1 Air Purifier is one to consider. Unique ultraviolet technology reduces airborne germs, viruses, bacteria, fungi and mold spores. The HEPA true filter removes 99% of dust, pet dander, smoke, pollen and helps eliminate household odors. This powerful unit includes 12 cleaning power levels, up to an 18 hour auto shut off timer, ionizer and optional oscillation for better air circulation. Permanent filter with proper care never needs replacing. This unit covers large to medium size rooms up to 185 square feet. While this high tech model is successful in reducing pet odors and assisting with asthma the unit tends to have a cyclic humming sound and recurring problems with the filters.


3. Honeywell 50250

 Honeywell 50250 99.97% Pure HEPA Round Air Purifier

For large rooms up to 390 square feet look at the Honeywell 50250 Round Air Purifier. True HEPA filter removes 99.97% pollen, dust, smoke, mold spores, pet dander and household odors. Includes a 360 degree air flow, pre-carbon filter, filter change indicator and comes in 3 speeds. Unit is easy to set up, change filters which are not expensive however the unit is bulky and creates a “white noise” sound when left on higher settings.


4. Honeywell 18155


Honeywell 18155 SilentComfort Permanent designed with two types of filtrations systems: carbon pre-filter to eliminate household odors and the true HEAP filter that removes dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, germs, bacteria, mold spores and fungus. The model claims to purify 100% of germs and bacteria. The no-draft provides air cleaning without the cool air exhaust. This model is built for rooms up to 225 square feet. The air is fully processed every 12 minutes and the filter needs cleaning only twice a year. Works well for asthma, allergies and pet odors but unit is bulky and the higher speed settings have a “white noise.” Handbook does not correlate with design and is difficult to follow.


Holmes Air Purifier Review

Following intensive consumer testing – i have put together a review of the top 5 Holmes air purifiers on the market today.

1. Holmes HAP756-U air purifier


Holmes HAP756-U air purifier is an allergen remover up to 99.97% efficient in removing pollen, dust, pet, mold and smoke from the air passing through the filter. Also has a filter feature to add baking soda to assist in eliminating household odors. This unit designed with a digital timer, runs automatically for 16 hours, has four programmable speeds, can be placed vertically or horizontally and has an alert to let you know when it’s time to change filters. This small unit can cover up large rooms up to 418 square feet. The one con is that the unit is noisy. 


2. HAP1200-U Life Long Tower

Holmes HAP1200-U

The HAP1200-U Life Long Tower from Holmes doesn’t require filter replacement for it has a built-in washable permanent filter. This HEPA-type filtration system removes 99% of airborne particles, 3 speeds, comes with optional ionizer setting for air freshening and can cover medium size rooms up to 170 square feet. Cons are that the fan tends to rattle on any setting other than the lowest setting. Also the bright blue light on the fan also makes it difficult to sleep.


3. HAP424-U Model

HAP424-U Model air purifier

HAP424-U Model is a HEPA-type air purifier removes up to 99% of airborne particles including dust, pollen, mold spores and eliminates most household and pet odors with a built-in enhanced filter for baking soda. Slim tower design allows you to place it anywhere in the house, filter change alert system and comes with a 3 speed setting. This medium size unit covers rooms up to 180 square feet. Cons are that while the lowest setting is quiet the other settings are loud as a regular wind fan.


4. Holmes HAP706-U mini tower

Holmes HAP706-U mini tower

Holmes HAP706-U mini tower removes 99.97% airborne particles and is a true HEPA filter. Slim space saving tower, three cleaning levels, washable pre-filter that captures larger particles with an optional ionizer to naturally freshen the air. Designed for a small room covers up to 80 square feet. Does put a “new smell” into a room but the con is that it sounds like a regular wind fan on higher speed settings.


5. HAP242-UC


Small room air purifier Holmes model HAP242-UC is a HEPA-type filter removes 99% airborne particles and allergens. This particular unit has a carbon filtration which reduces household odors. Has dual-position, slim space saving design, filter exchange indicator with a 3 speed setting. It is a quiet unit even on the highest setting but con is that the filters are expensive to replace, which is about every three to four months.


Idylis Germ Air Sanitizer

The reason to introduce this new collection of air purifiers is to help you breathe in a cleaner atmosphere. Each of these devices are created by Lowe’s and come with HEPA filtration systems that eliminate 99.97% of contaminants. Some of the models are also equipped with UV-C technologies, which are important to eliminate flu-causing bacteria and airborne cold virus. Moreover, these purifiers come with smooth flat front panel, which enables you to clean it with ease.

Idylis 280    Price = $299


The History

Coway Company is behind the construction of Idylis 280 and Idylis 200 cleaners. This company has a great reputation for producing high quality products for Korean household market. The important thing is that the company was well aware of the fact that they have to design products differently to capture American air purifier market, and that’s when they adopted a two-tiered strategy. This is why Lowe’s is now offering their products to American household market.

It was April 2009 when Idylis air purifiers was included in the list of products being maintained by Lowes. It was a good decision to opt for Idylis, especially after considering the problem they have with Hunter Permalife filter,

CADR Ratings

Although there are different types of Idylis purifiers, Idylis 280 and Idylis 200 are the most popular – they are priced at $299 and $246, respectively. It is thought that these purifiers are introduced for CADR-marketing, which was said mainly because they had free fitted filter systems and strong fans. But, the presence of these filter systems and fans is another reason why these purifiers prove less effective when you have to get rid of very small contaminants.

When you talk about Idylis gem air sanitizer, you also need to consider its CADR rankings. For the Idylis 280, the CADR ranking for Plant pollen is 285, for cigarette smoke is 280, and for airborne dirt is 290. This is why it is supposed to work efficiently in a 434 square feet space. Though some people think the claims made by the company are not based on real facts, it is still a good idea to try this air sanitizer within a space of 320 square feet.

On the other hand, if you check the CADR rankings for the Idylis 200, the figures you have are 215 for plant pollen, 200 for cigarette smoke, and 215 for airborne dust. According to AHAM, the purifier is good enough for 310 sq feet space, but in reality, you can get good results only if you use it in a space no more than 230 square ft.

However, before making a purchase, do consider the filter replacement cost and the noise it makes. Generally, mid and low priced purifiers are a bit noisy. Still, if you are looking for a complete package and want a Lowe’s product, going for the Idylis 280 is the best bet.

Austin Air Purifier

For decades, people thought of air pollution as solely a problem of busy urban and industrial areas. But many people are learning that the air inside their home is polluted too, with harmful particles, chemicals, and allergens. As a result, the sales of home air purifiers are increasing. Some of the most consistently high rated air purifying machines are Austin Air Purifiers. People like them because of their effectiveness, the long life of the filters, their high-grade construction, and their quiet operation.


It doesn’t matter how quiet an air purifier is, or how long its filter lasts if it doesn’t do the job of purifying indoor air. Austin Air Purifiers contain medical grade HEPA filters, which are the industry standard for moving at least 99.97% of airborne particles over the size of 0.3 microns in diameter. These powerful filters clean dust, pollen, mold spores, viruses, bacteria, dust mites, and pet dander from the air. At the same time, a carbon filter works to clean toxic gases, smells, and tobacco smoke from the air. The filtration system in Austin Air Purifiers prevents recirculation of these contaminants, making your home’s air much cleaner, less toxic, and less irritating to breathe.


One of the things that users dislike most about home air purifiers is the high cost of replacing filters that fill up and need changing every three months or so. The filters in Austin Air Purifiers, by contrast, last for five years under normal usage and carry a pro-rated factory guarantee. This is one of the features that buyers love most about this brand of air purifier.

This brand receives high marks for durability too. The proliferation of home air purifiers has led to designs and materials that aren’t very sturdy. But Austin Air Purifiers are different. They are precision-built from solid steel, so they are reliable and last for a very long time. Each unit is finished with a beautiful, non-toxic powder coat finish, and they are available in four colors, so there is one to harmonize with any décor. Austin Air Purifiers arrive ready to use: you simply unpack them, plug them in, and turn them on. They are available in different sizes to meet the needs of different sized living spaces, and the larger models are on casters so that they are easy to move.

One of the features that users of Austin Air Purifiers appreciate most is their quietness. Users report being able to sit right next to the machine, set on its lowest setting, while watching a television program. The highest setting is slightly louder, but many people find that it functions wonderfully as a “white noise machine” at night, while at the same time cleaning the air! The three-speed fan is rated for long life at continuous use.

On top of all this, Austin Air Purifiers are energy efficient, drawing a maximum of 135 watts at the highest setting. They come with a five year warranty against defects of parts and labor for added peace of mind. Austin Air Purifiers are made in the USA by the largest air purifier maker in the world, and are the first choice of consumers who demand the best equipment to purify the air in their homes.


Blueair Air Purifier

Air purifiers are used more today than ever before. It’s a good idea to have at least one in your home. Many people don’t know how much an air purifier makes a difference until they purchase one and feel the difference in the air. Air purifiers cleanse the air and leave you with fresh, pure air to breathe. These are great for people with allergies, asthma, and people who smoke in their home. These purifiers are also great for removing cooking odors out of the air.

Blueair Air Purifier

When it comes to health, you should definitely consider purchasing a Blueair air purifier. This is a very popular choice of purifiers. They come with many features, very stylish, and it has superior air purification. These are the number one purifiers when it comes to families.

Air purifiers can be quite noisy and people can’t enjoy the crisp smell of fresh, clean air while they sleep because of this factor. You won’t have to worry about noise with Blueair. They are rather quiet and tend to relax you and soothe you while you sleep.

They have so many features, there’s no way that you could not be satisfied. There are multiple speed settings for your convenience and comfort. It works well and quietly on any setting you have it on. Even on the highest speed, not even a light sleeper would complain.

These purifier units are very powerful. These machines cleanse faster than any other machine that’s on the market today.

These are simply the best. A lot of purifiers on the market today cost an arm and leg to maintain, costing anywhere from $300 a month and higher. That’s a ridiculous amount to pay for anything a month unless it’s rent! These purifiers won’t take every last cent that you have in the bank.

This specific type of air purifier cleans faster and more effectively than any other air purifier on the market. You don’t have to go through a lot of hassling to clean these purifiers. You can get the job done in one easy, simple step. There are over 150 air purifiers on the market and Blueair has ranked number one each time.

There’s simply nothing better. You can’t beat that! What more could you ask for to protect the health of your and your family? No matter how big your room or office is, Blueair will get the job done and leave you and your family with nothing but clean, fresh, crisp air to breathe.

Surround Air Purifier

Surround Air is a leading manufacturer of air purifiers and air cleaners for both residential and commercial use. The brand uses proven technological features such as HEPA filters, activated carbon, and ultraviolet (UV) light.

Surround Air Purifier

As just one example, the Surround Air Multi-Tech Air Purifier removes a number of pollutants, including dust and dust mites that are captured by the HEPA filter. The ionizer in the air purifier increases the efficiency of the filters. It does this because it causes airborne particles to "clump" together, which makes them easier to catch. Additionally, according to the US Department of Agriculture, negative ions cause particles in the air to "drop out" from the air, and are very good at keeping dust out of the air that you breathe.

Ultraviolet light not only kills dust mites, but if it radiates in the proper wavelengths, it can kill airborne pathogens like viruses and bacteria. A high quality UV lamp is a great feature to have on an air purifier, particularly in settings where a person’s immune system is compromised, or where someone is caring for a sick person and wants to minimize the chances of catching the viral or bacterial illness.

Surround Air HEPA air filters are great at capturing mold spores and microscopic fungi from the air. The ionizers help in this process, and the UV lamps will kill toxins associated with mold. Surround Air ozone sanitizers are very effective against smells such as the smell of mildew, and the ozone sanitizers can be switched off and on separately from the rest of the machine if desired.

The Surround Air Multi-Tech carbon filter absorbs cigarette smoke particles and other toxins contained in cigarette smoke. With the help of the ozone sanitizer, the carbon filter helps eliminate the odors from cigarette smoke. Additionally, the ionizer helps remove smoke particles from the air, making it much cleaner.

Another great feature of the Surround Air purifiers is that they can significantly decrease the amount of carbon monoxide in the air. Carbon monoxide is odorless, but can be very dangerous. The study on ozone removal was done in a London hospital and was published in a scientific journal, the European Respiratory Journal.

When it comes to removing bacteria from the air, Surround Air uses several approaches at once. The HEPA filter, the carbon pre-filter, and the UV lamp all attack bacteria. Additionally, a study by the US Department of Agriculture showed that ionizers are very effective at removing bacteria from the air.

Pollen and other airborne allergens are all but eliminated by HEPA filters, which are considered by most sources to be the most effective filters for allergens. The ionizers on Surround Air purifiers help increase the efficiency of the filters by causing particles to clump together. This makes them easier to trap and remove from the air. The ionizer also causes airborne particles to precipitate out of indoor air it captures.

With chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the Surround Air purifiers’ carbon filters are extremely effective absorbers. This means that chemical and gas smells are effectively removed, and the ionizers help to neutralize chemical smells even more. Germs and virus are effectively removed and killed by the Surround Air UV lamps, which radiate in wavelengths that are fatal to airborne bacteria and viruses.

In summary, Surround Air brand purifiers use numerous approaches to cleaning the air, all of which work together to achieve superior results at reducing indoor air pollution.